bleary-eyed and bewitched …

Wow.

Just wow. I’ve been breaking away from the Vox circle to explore WP and mine the riches. I must say I’m impressed. In short order, I’ve come across some really excellent writing and blogs. One leads to the next and to the next and to the next. The wealth of talent and range of topics excites, stimulates, invigorates.

I’m convinced that Vox’s shuttering was nothing but a positive. I’d no way of knowing until I arrived how fertile would be the soil, lush the forest, cleansing the air and plentiful the pleasant surprises and discoveries along the paths.

I am happy here. I’m growing again. Traveling. Excited. I’m drinking of and in fresh waters. (And I really do have Vox’s demise and forced relocation to thank for that.) And I’m damn loopy for like a good book, these wanderings have kept me up well past intended bedtime.

Bleary-eyed, yes, and bewitched by WP am I.

‘night now

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DJ
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 07:29:59

    I love clicking through the Freshly Pressed articles. So many different perspectives. Did you see this one? https://jenninjapan.wordpress.com/2010/09/17/true-life-the-downfall-of-a-former-grammar-nazi/

    Heh ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. allycatadventures
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 09:16:19

    I sure did. Matter of fact, there’s some of that excellent writing I was talkin’ about, eh. Setting aside for a moment the sheer pleasure of a well-written article right up my alley and the commonalities of author and me (did I leave her a kinship comment? – damn straight!), her commenters too provided interesting reading. And to randomly stumble upon a small group of grammarians like that, well, that is the cat’s meow that’s not heard everyday!
    You know, one of the Vox woes is that its content grew not only stale but dated. So often I’d enter an interest in the Search bar and nearly always the hits returned would be a year old and more (if any hits were returned at all!) linking to dead blogs! I’m finding WP content vital, fresh and variable. Surf’s up, DJ!

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  3. Raymond
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 15:46:31

    I’ve changed it, let me know ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. longeyesamurai
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 18:34:18

    Hi neighbour!

    Have to admit that the vibrancy was one of the main reasons why I chose to move here (followed closely by this not having the stain of 6A).

    Now, having almost finished severing my ties to Vox, I’ll be able to surf around, knocking on doors and making a pest of myself… LOL

    Have a great week-end and be seeing you!

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  5. Erin Michel
    Sep 18, 2010 @ 19:28:06

    WP is a professional blogging site, and I’ve found so many great blogs on here over the years. In fact, WP powerful and is a great CMS if you know how to utilize it. My husband’s entire professional website is powered by WP: http://www.chrismdesign.com

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    • allycatadventures
      Sep 19, 2010 @ 10:43:29

      Erin, thanks for that link and you’re right about WP as a professional blogging site. Vox and WP are wholly different experiences, I’m discovering after navigating both. To my observation and experience, Vox was about communities, which eventually “microformed” into groups, clusters and cliques; WP is about content, ideas, expression of thought, presentation of business and services and so on. That’s why I’ve responded so well to WP. Finding genuinely fresh and stimulating content at Vox, especially in its final year, was chicken scratch; here, it’s as close as a click on Freshly Pressed, for example. Thanks for poppin’ in!

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